SCHEDULE: Mandatory training for new SK officials 2018
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MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Newly-elected officials of the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) in the country's more than 42,000 barangays are required by law to undergo training and orientation before they can assume office.
The training – mandated by the SK Reform Act and ordered by the Department of the Interior and Local Government in a January 2018 memorandum – aims to prepare the elected and appointed officials for their new roles.
Prior to the mandatory training, the Presidential Council for Youth Affairs gave optional training for newly-elected officials, as per Title 3, Section 532, of Republic Act 7160 or the Local Government Code of 1991.
The training will cover the following topics:
- Decentralization and local governance
- History of the SK and the SK Reform Act, also known as Republic Act 10472
- Meetings and resolutions
- Planning and budgeting
- RA 6713 or the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees
Here is the schedule for the training:
- Cordillera Administrative Region advised new SK officials to coordinate with local DILG offices on May 15.
- Cagayan Valley: May 16-26
- The municipality of Cordon, Isabela: May 16
- Central Luzon: May 16-26
- Aurora: May 16-23
- Bataan: May 16-24
- Bulacan: May 16-23
- Nueva Ecija: May 17-23
- Pampanga: May 18-26
- Tarlac: May 17-23
- Zambales: May 18-25
- National Capital Region: May 16-26
- Calabarzon: May 16-26
- Mimaropa: May 16-26
- Eastern Visayas
- Calbayog City: May 17-19, 21
- Northern Mindanao
- Lanao del Norte province: May 17-26
- Davao Region
- Compostela Valley: May 22-25
- Davao del Norte province: May 17-26
- Davao del Sur: May 16-23
- Davao Oriental: May 19
- Davao Occidental: May 17-25
- Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao
- Basilan: May 21-23 at Claret College of Isabela
The new officials have to bring a 2x2 photo for the registration process. – Rappler.com